Irvin R. Lai Community Memorial Tribute
Saturday, November 6, 2010
9:45 am – 11:00 am
First Chinese Baptist Church
942 Yale Street
Los Angeles Chinatown 90012
(Parking in rear: access from Adobe Street off of College.)
Chinese American Citizens Alliance & Chinese Historical Society of Southern California Invite You to Attend a Community Memorial Tribute & Celebration Honoring Irvin R. Lai.
Prominent community members and leaders will celebrate and give recognition to the life and dedication of Irvin R. Lai. Most notably remembered as the leading spokesman for California’s landmark "Roast Duck Bill" in 1982, Irvin Lai had a significant and enduring impact in fighting for fair and equal opportunities of Chinese Americans in Los Angeles. Irvin Lai advocated for human rights as well as for cultural awareness and under-standing for all. Come and learn more about his heroic contributions that brought greatly improved educational opportunities, health services, and community safety to Los Angeles Chinatown. Learn also of his years of service and leadership in his church and the USC community near his business in South Central Los Angeles.
Due to venue limitations, flowers will not be accepted. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to two organizations that share Irvin’s commitment to civil rights and preserving the history, community, and culture of Chinese Americans: Chinese Historical Society of Southern California and Chinese American Citizens Alliance (L.A.C.A.C.A. Community Action).